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Christine Crooks-Nguyen

STUDIO MANAGER & TEACHER

Qualifications: BASI Pilates Comprehensive Certification w/dance specialization; BS in Kinesiology, Exercise Science from CSU Sacramento; professional contemporary dancer

Why I teach Pilates: Pilates combines the knowledge and care of my rehab and kinesiology mind with the artistry and physical challenge of my dance and movement mind. A beautiful collaboration for the human body! Through this collaboration, I strive to teach my clients how to best serve, but also challenge their bodies.

Favorite Pilates exercise: I love Swimming from the classical mat repertoire. It's wonderful for the under-appreciated back body.

My personal path to Pilates: When I turned 25, I had what some call a 'quarter life crisis.' It seems silly now but a year after I graduated from college, I felt lost and realized I needed some new goals to achieve. I reflected on the wonderful Pilates teaching I had briefly received in college and knew it was my next step. Five years later and I haven't looked back!

In my free time: I have a passion for dancing and for making sure my friends and family know how very much I love them!